A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 89 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga (55 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:20:56 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/05/17 / 2017-05-03 21:20:56 / May 3, 2017 @ 9:20 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008qws. Id of event: us10008qws. Exact location of earthquake, -173.1313° West, -15.4016° South, depth 38.54 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.54 km (24 miles).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 89 km NE of Hihifo, Tonga. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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